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Montana shippers place their bets on BNSF's iron horse

Montana shippers place their bets on BNSF's iron horse

GLENDIVE — The rail yard in this Eastern Montana train town is teeming with boxcars bound for the Midwest and West Coast. There are more than 300 cars of coal, 200 cars of grain. Black, jellybean-shaped tankers of Bakken crude are linked end to end for more than a mile.

September 28, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

Many American cities, including several in Montana, are ill-prepared to deal with the safety challenges of increased rail traffic, concluded a federal government report released Friday.

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5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

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Coal trains fill new tracks at Forsyth as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and speed train traffic. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Coal trains fill new tracks

Coal trains fill new tracks

Coal trains fill new tracks at Forsyth as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and speed train traffic. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Workers grind welds

Workers grind welds

Workers grind welds on track at a new siding in Terry as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and bridges. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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New track is built at Terry

New track is built at Terry

New track is built at Terry as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and bridges. The machine places a tie every seven seconds. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Coal trains on siding at Forsyth

Coal trains on siding at Forsyth

Coal trains fill new tracks at Forsyth as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and speed train traffic. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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BNSF coal trains

BNSF coal trains

Coal trains fill new tracks at Forsyth as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and speed train traffic. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Workers build a new bridge

Workers build a new bridge

Workers build a new bridge for a siding extension at Rosebud Creek as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings to speed rail traffic. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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BNSF Montana Division manager Dan Fransen

BNSF Montana Division manager Dan Fransen

BNSF Montana Division manager Dan Fransen talks about billions being spent to upgrade sidings and improve the rail system in Montana. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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A coal train pases workers

A coal train pases workers

A coal train pases workers welding new sections of track together at Terry as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and bridges. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Workers unload railroad ties

Workers unload railroad ties

Workers unload railroad ties in the Glendive yard as BNSF spends billions to upgrade sidings and bridges. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Stormwater Construction, of Havre

Stormwater Construction, of Havre

Stormwater Construction, of Havre, builds storm drainage systems for the extension of the BNSF rail yard at Glendive. August 7, 2014.

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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Guest opinion: BNSF works with local officials for public safety

At BNSF Railway, we take public safety seriously and understand that communities want to know what materials may be moving through their towns in order to ensure that adequate precautions can be taken. That’s why BNSF has long provided detailed information about all hazardous material shipme…

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Disclosure shows oil trains frequent in Montana

Disclosure shows oil trains frequent in Montana

Railroad records show more than a dozen volatile oil train shipments traverse Montana weekly en route to out-of-state refineries.

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North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

BISMARCK, N.D. — Dozens of mile-long trains loaded with crude are leaving western North Dakota each week, with most shipments going through the state's most populous county while en route to refineries across the country.

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Kentucky-based Ramaco plans new coal mine near Sheridan

A Kentucky-based firm is developing plans to open a new coal mine northwest of Sheridan in 2016.

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Wyatt Seibel

Wyatt Seibel

Wyatt Seibel

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